“BG Process” or “Torture by Birchbark”

My Background Process or as I like to call it “Torture by Birchbark” I probably should have started with my BG process at the beginning of all this Background business, but such is art. For me it has no beginning, no end, only doing and not doing. So I guess this blog will be true to my… Continue reading “BG Process” or “Torture by Birchbark”

Importance of Dreaming Backgrounds & Motivation Part II

Backgrounds & Motivation Part II Backgrounds continue, but I am near completion. I actually have 54 out of 62 BG’s completed! I met with my mentor Terry Gadsden last week and told him about my progress- to which he shockingly replied “Most feature films don’t have that many BG’s!” HAHAHA I was like WHAT???? Oh well,… Continue reading Importance of Dreaming Backgrounds & Motivation Part II

Layouts, Backgrounds and Digital Painting

Yeah I put 3 things there in the title, but for the purpose of my film they are all the same thing! I am what I like to call “background lazy”. Maybe that is just being lazy? Who’s to judge? Stop judging me! -but what it means is that I’m a step skipper…dun, dun, dun DUNNNNN!… Continue reading Layouts, Backgrounds and Digital Painting

Importance of Dreaming Animatics, Voice and Music

So after storyboards comes the wonderful world of Animatics! It is great to bring the script and storyboard images together and see a glimpse of what the final production will be. I scanned in all my boards, and created the animatic in Final Cut Pro. I recorded a scratch track of my own voice for the… Continue reading Importance of Dreaming Animatics, Voice and Music

Storyboards and a Day in the life of an Artist

So once I got my moolah, I was ready to roll! I started redoing boards and adding more panels to expand my original idea. I needed to flesh out the characters more and make decisions about style. I took ideas from my old pal Maurice Noble of course, and Cartoon Saloon’s “Secret of Kells”, as… Continue reading Storyboards and a Day in the life of an Artist

Applying for FUNding for my Indie Short Film

So I wanted to be able to spend all my time working on my film and I applied for 2 grants which I was awarded from the Canadian Council for the Arts and ArtsNB.         The process of applying was lengthly. I spent about a month getting all my materials ready, which… Continue reading Applying for FUNding for my Indie Short Film

The Importance of Dreaming Production Blog-Script

I am making my own animated short film from script to screen and this blog will document my process. The Importance of Dreaming is on the surface a story about an owl and a fox who fall in love despite their differences and with everyone against them try to find happiness. It was inspired by… Continue reading The Importance of Dreaming Production Blog-Script